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Object Name Print, Photographic
Accession number CAHC 2006.35
Caption Pine Tree #1 launch from Camden shipyard in WWII
Description The 194-foot wooden barge "Pine Tree #1" on the left was launched from Camden shipyard February 8, 1943. The largest wooden vessel built in the nation since the 1920s, it was the first of many to be built to relieve the fuel transportation problem by carrying coal. Members of the Penobscot tribe performed ritual dances to give the ship good luck, and the vessel was christened by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Date 1940s
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1949
Collection Edward Coffin Collection
Catalog Number CAHC 2006.35.66
Title Pine Tree #1 barge before launch
Place Maine/ Knox County/ Camden
Orig/copy Scanned Copy
Search Terms Camden
"Pine Tree #1"
People Roosevelt, Eleanor